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VCAT recently ruled that the planning permit for the Hillhead quarry site has expired. Image courtesy: Herald-Sun.

Plans on hold after granite pit permit expires

Plans submitted to extend the life of a former Victorian granite quarry have been placed on the shelf, after the state’s civil administrative tribunal determined the planning permit had expired. Read more »
Powerscreen’s Stephen McCartney (left) congratulates Lincom Group CEO Stephen Watterson for winning the Regional Dealer of the Year award.

Supplier wins regional dealer award

For the second year running, an Australian plant and equipment distributor has received a prestigious award from an international mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer. Read more »
Consult Australia has called on the government to work around obstacles preventing infrastructure development.

Industry calls for government infrastructure reforms

A leading industry association has called on the Federal Government to “overcome” the financial obstacles preventing infrastructure development in Australia. Read more »
The CSIRO has released a roadmap for Australia’s $90 billion METS sector.

CSIRO ‘roadmap’ to drive mining opportunities

The CSIRO has released a roadmap – a visual representation of the company’s plans– for Australia’s $90 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. Read more »
The ‘Passing Light’ sculpture features a series of horizontal fissures that enable visitors to view the garden through the wall.

Garden to showcase century of quarrying

The Institute of Quarrying (IQUK) has celebrated its centenary year by commissioning a Quarry Garden at a prestigious flower show in Derbyshire, UK. Read more »
Boral’s appeal against its rejected $2 billion Gold Coast quarry proposal has been dismissed.

Environment Court dismisses appeal for $2 billion quarry

Queensland’s Planning and Environment Court has backed a local council’s decision to deny Boral the right to proceed with a $2 billion quarry project on the Gold Coast. Read more »
In a good sign for quarries, the Federal Budget has allocated $75 billion towards construction and infrastructure.

Federal budget promises boost to infrastructure

The Federal Budget’s allocation of $75 billion towards construction and infrastructure has been welcomed by industry, with the Government recommitting to several long term projects. Read more »
The Tonka HiLux concept has been inspired by the Tonka trucks that kids play with in their backyards.

Car manufacturer launches concept ‘Tonka truck’

A four-wheel-drive vehicle manufacturer has revived childhood memories with the launch of a concept vehicle that combines the Tonka brand with Toyota’s best-selling HiLux truck. Read more »
Some of the event speakers (l-r): Amanda Croker, Linda MacDonald, Wayne Scott, Leanne Parker, Megan Davis, Michelle Connelly and Paul Sutton.

Women in quarrying conference provides new insights

More than 85 women and men attended Brisbane’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) conference, to promote and acknowledge women’s contributions to the aggregates industry. Read more »
After officially acquiring Joy Global, Komatsu will now provide a full range of mining equipment.

Komatsu acquires Joy Global, expands mining business

Following a 2016 agreement to purchase Joy Global for USD$3.7 billion (AUD$4.9 billion), Komatsu has completed its acquisition of the multinational extractive equipment company. Read more »
Some of the event speakers (l-r): Amanda Croker, Linda Davidson, Wayne Scott, Leanne Parker, Megan Davis, Michelle Connelly and Paul Sutton.

Inaugural Women in Quarrying conference provides new insights

The inaugural Women in Quarrying Conference opened on 21 March at the Glen Hotel in Brisbane. Delegates arrived early in anticipation of the event, with some visitors hailing from as far away as New South Wales and Western Australia. Read more »
A concept drawing of the barramundi farm.

Rehab options for quarry

A depleted 22ha Minnesota quarry that abuts a residential neighbourhood could have a future as a barramundi fish farm, an indoor produce farm or a pumped storage hydroelectric system. Read more »


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